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I have low back and groin swelling,

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I have low back and groin swelling, bloated low belly. An upper back tension an neck inflammation or pressure feeling . Head symptoms, vision trouble. Balance trouble ,causing anxiety ect. Had tests done .xray of stomach, cat scan of head,blood work all normal .. some arthritis in low back ...I feel sick it comes an goes at times
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Are you a male or female? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Any weight change? Does anything make it better or worse? When did it start? Is it consistent? Is it getting worse? Is your stress increased at home or work just before your symptoms started? Any other symptoms? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered them? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Any family medical history?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wow. lots of questions. .I am female. 5yrs of age. Post menapausal 4yrs now. 5'6" 138lbs.some weight loss. Laying down not moving I feel ok .symptoms are all over the place. Such as some days worse than others .stress doesn't seem to play a role. Walking an standing up seem to aggravate this low back an neck pressure ,bloating an groin swelling pressure stuff comes an goes an head symptoms come an go off balance stuff seems to come from low back an head.had trouble with headaches spine low an upper back tension an leg aches at times motion dizziness an aches ect for 15yrs. Seems to be getting worse. History of lung cancer stage 3 had lobectomy an removal of lymph nodes In lung an windpipe. In remission for 5yrs now .just went to hosp. For 2days .had two cat scans of head multiple blood work an xray of stomach all normal. High cholesterol that is it. Severe sensitivity to most medications. . Tried chiropractor, herbs anxiety drugs hormones hrt. All cause worse problems for me
Such as anxiety meds. Cause worse anxiety an depression an hrt caused water retention an pms like stuff blood pressure unstable on this magnesium droplets caused anxiety . Things seem to act opposite on me
And I take omeprazol for acid reflux. 1aday. And sleep aids over counter tiny peice every so often . It's like my spine gets inflamed low back an upper nack tension an head pressure ,vision trouble ,like inflammation of blood vessels ,sweats all the time,day an nite,itchiness at night sometimes ,very irritable, this is everyday. Some times I cry it's so bad. Family history. Diabetes, mom an grandmother type 2..insulin users. An heart trouble . Mom had quadruple bypass, an had high blood pressure. Dad has high blood pressure, sister passed away from cardiac arrest,she had copd bad .brother has congestI've heart trouble an has pacemaker. Ect. Sister smoked a lot. Brother did drugs drinks smokes cigerretts. I do nothing . History of vertigo .bad since peri menapause. Age 45started. Had dizziness issues all my life week before periods.pms stuff now an room spinning dizziness now .an feel awful like I said daily. Been on this just answer several times .talked with dr. David. Oncologist an dr. Frank neurologist. Had a pos. Tilt table test once. Thought maybe neurocardiagenic syndrome. Symptoms seem worse when I don't get sleep. Fatigue sets in weakens me .. do u need any more info. Groin swelling an bloated stuff started about a few,months ago seems to go up spine in back of head inflammation causing trouble with balance am feeling disoriented. Blurred vision am just feel weak off nalance ect. No one seem s to know what the cause. Just anxiety is there answer. An yes it does cause anxiety..for sure but it's not what's going on. So please if u could help would like that. ..I eat right. I try not include meat. I drink lots of water. And one percent milk. I have decaffeinated coffee daily. I eat good 3-4 meals a day. Can't do much with these horrible symptoms. I end up in the e.r. at least once a month. An drs.I see all the time .I have psychiatrist, therapists,primary
Care several times a month to them.nothing helps .I tried massage therapy. Yoga, physical therapy.u name it I prob. Tried it. Sorry this is long I hope u get a good pic of how things are for me .I know others online r suffering too an can't get answers either... if this is menapause it's killing me ...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
58yrs old..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh forgot ,when I get this bloated pressure in groin an low back I cannot bend head forward like inflamed an can't turn head .when I do look down or try put head down I get dizzy ect.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry forgot to mention I pee alot 3times. a night with sweats, an I can't hold it at times like after I get up out of car. .I use pads .cause it happens everyday. Hard to walk normal with pressure in lowbelly an low back back of head pressure. Chronic balance trouble
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Again a chronic falling feeling .even sitting down .an laying down on back feel like falling .motion sick at times bad any Lil movement. Feel this in back of head upper back area. An lower back area. Sometimes legs tighten an then loosen an so times I blackout I fainted maybe 3times since I was a teen. .headaches sometimes are so severe not hurts but pressure so bad I get severe balance trouble an disoriented in head ect. Drs. See I have a gait problem at times but they can't identify it an say it's not caused by a neurological problem I also have some tremor in head an right hand at times . Noticed by physicians .I just don't know .I am estrogen dominant an I think this is the problem at least some of it.I tried bio.identical progesterone cream from a compound pharmacy an had unstable blood pressure causing severe hypotension with me I ended in the e.r. on this numerous attempts to try medications that end me up in hosp. An they tell me nothing is wrong .antibiotics has helped in past with similar trouble. An I begged dr. This time to give me some an he gave me a 5day amoxacilin try. I think it helps but still feel sick .so something is wrong ..can't concentrate ect.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry again trying to sleep but have things to add ..meclazzine is good for room spinning but hate to take due to foggy head feeling depression....benadryl,causes depression an grogginess not good feeling. Can't take muscle relaxers I feel weak already am these make me really bad like cant move on them. Benzos act opposite in me. Tried seroquel lo dose had fluid retention trouble causing worse dizziness. I tried perkoset made me depressed. I tried valium lo dose I cried I felt so horrible .I can take Ibuprofen 800mg. But does nothing .except gives me stomach ache even with food. Vicodin helped me sleep gave me nightmares but was ok some depression next day but not ad bad as others.I can take bayer but doesn't do much . I took some other anxiety stuff made me more anxious than I am. Awful. So kinda scared to try diff. Drugs now since most don't agree an get me scared of death on them
When I sit down then get up then sit down an gey up several times I feel pressure liw back an o get pressure in head lightheaded an sweating an like I am gonna drop faint feeling an sick .it's awful
When I stand up u can't stand up straight I am tilted to the side it's like I can't hold myself upright at times .. eyes see spots an my vision is distorted. I do wear glasses I am nearsighted. My right eye is the one that is blurred .I take iff glasses to see close up an to text on phone I keep at about 4"away I can't see with glasses this close my eyes are healthy I go every yr. .for check. My eye dr. Knows my trouble an says it's something else causing vision trouble. Wore glasses since third grade. Sound and the light bother my eyes at times . Mostly sounds when I feel inflammation inside. I get jumpy. With lil noise. Ears ring at times .esp. when room spinning g dizziness. I hope this helps you identify what is ailing me an what will help me.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Family history. .dad alive 80yrs. Old high blood pressure, feels good. Smokes 3packs cigs a day. Drinks 6cups coffee a day sleeps good.. goes out everyday
. Mom dead . 68yrs old six yrs ago complications of diabetes. Kidneys shut down ect. Had high blood pressure. High cholesterol.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sister died last yr. She had copd an died of cardiac arrest . She smoked cigerretts. Age 58 age 57 heart problems. My uncle age 55 suicide. Another uncle age 55 esophageal cancer. 2aunts age 6o and 61 both died from lung cancer. A uncle age 36 heart attack. All these within the last 8yrs.two with lung cancer did chemo an radiation I didn't do any due to my severe sensitivity to medications. One aunt laSt yr she died of neck pain an she hurt all rhe time she had anal cancer but was in remission after surgery . Kept complaining of neck drs found nothing an she just died. Don't know exact optopsy results on that .. so my mom's family 10 of them one left the eldest she is 79 all before the age of 70. I have four brothers younger than I
Oldest brother heart trouble.2middle brothers are fairly healthy an the youngest brother stage 2 lung cancer had lobectomy an he hurts all the time also he never feels good he smokes though an drinks an does some drugs. He is age 53. My mom had 6 kids at age 23 yrs ...if u need more info ..glad to tell .I need answers as to why I feel awful everyday
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unreal .the dr. Asks me the questions then he opts out. I had u before I had dr. Frank neurologist recently.I had dr. David oncologist. My problems are menapause related . Not many drs. seem to understand. I feel awful everyday. Sweats at nite an day. . Low belly bloated going an back discomfort an head symptoms, back of neck inflammation, off balance bad . Leg achrs at times weakness with upright position. Difficult to walk with lowback an belly bloated . Vision trouble , standing up for a while i will get weak sometimes i get lightheaded legs tighten low back need to bend forward. .why did that dr. Opt. Out he asked me all kinds of questions I answered. ..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not gonna keep repeating myself ,look at other drs. Questions from me .I say same thing time after time why can't anyone figure out what is ailing me. I have sweats,weakness in back. Low back discomfort,lower belly bloated,at times groin swelling, the upper back tension, back of head inflammation, an vision trouble ,head,pressure, an ears ring .I feel weak on standing up or sitting down I have a chronic falling feelingI tip to side with standing up. I have tension in legs they tighten an then loosen movement makes me sick sometimes esp. When I have inflammation in head like weird headache. Dizziness comes an goes. Pms stuff at times. So all kinds of stuff seem diff. Every day. Buy everyday I have sweats,back discomfort, an bavk of head neck inflamed. Causing trouble. Why
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please again ....don't want to hear anxiety. As some say. Just cause they do t know they say this. Been there .the medications do not work all of them I seem somewhat better on antibioyics
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello gonna call just answer ..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just had an attack putting head forward an got severe dizzinesss I am anxious ect.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why is no one answering me...
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Dr. Rick is not currently online. When he returns, he will be back to assist you. Thank you
Camille - Moderator
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have,not got an answer .. I shouldn't have to pay